Genus Ordinis Dei announce The Beginning, their second metal music series & concept album


Genus Ordinis Dei are back with a new metal music series and full-length concept album entitled The Beginning. Earlier today the band unveiled their “Changing Star” music video & single. This is the first video episode from The Beginning which is scheduled to be released on December 8, 2023 via Eclipse Records with distribution via The Orchard. The album was produced, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Tommaso Monticelli at Sonitus Studio in Crema, Italy. The video series was directed by Genus Ordinis Dei, and filmed by Steve Saints. Pre-Save or Pre-Order the album, and follow the video series at

The Beginning by Genus Ordinis DeiThe Beginning is the fourth studio album from symphonic death metal band Genus Ordinis Dei, which redefines the way we listen to music and process cinematic theater. In simpler terms, the final product is an exceptional twelve-track album and a stunning set of representative videos called “Episodes,” that directly address the way we use our senses. Interspliced in a clever foreshadowing technique, are images of blood pouring over a stone, advancing like the crooked fingers of some skeletal miscreant, and when the Brother character starts singing, we are startled into the recognition that this is not merely some standard high-quality film, but the vibrant offspring we get from a brilliant, well-produced metal album. Symbolically, the parallel is clear. We are watching exquisite savages at the dawn of existence, who are shockingly similar to us in terms of their passion, physicality, and natural tendencies toward glorified violence. More thematically, Genus Ordinis Dei shows us quite clearly that brutality is the lifeblood of society, as we still so ironically fool ourselves with carefully crafted social constructs. The Beginning is not just music. It is an experience. A red dawn. An awakening.

Changing Star” is the first episode of The Beginning, which introduces a Brother and a Sister character at the dawn of mankind, navigating a beautiful, brutal wilderness scarred with cannibalism and savagery. Visually gorgeous, the wide shots and slow-motion close-ups of the video component are emotionally stunning, while musically, we are provided the beginning of an epic metal symphony featuring a climactic mix of growl and traditional vocals. Stream the single on Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, Tidal, Deezer, and Amazon Music via this link, and watch the music video via YouTube below:

We decided to shoot the video of this song after listening to the beautiful melody of the track‘s chorus and the great feeling of travel that the portamento of the piece gives you. We were looking for a song that perfectly represented the first episode of the series and Changing Star was perfect says lead vocalist and guitarist Nick K. Guitarist & producer Tommy Monticelli continues, The video was shot in many locations and traveling with the team for all these kilometers was a real adventure. In particular, shooting the cannibalism scene was a mix of emotions and strong sensations. We literally doused the whole mountain with fake blood, still wondering how the local community, once they got there, didn’t start chasing a serial killer. Ha ha ha! Then the experience on the Pordoi Pass at 3000 meters, shooting half-naked scenes in this lunar landscape was like living an absurd dream. Luckily for us we found mild and sunny days, otherwise we would have suffered the pains of hell from the cold. Providence kisses the bold!

Pre-order / Pre-save The Beginning at and get additional info about the video series at For more information about Genus Ordinis Dei and their “Changing Star” music video & single, please visit them on FacebookTwitter, Instagram, YouTube, or TikTok, and follow them on Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, Amazon Music, Tidal, or Deezer!

The Beginning series schedule
August 4 – ‘Changing Star’ (single)
August 8 – ‘Changing Star’ (vid episode 1)
September 29 – ‘Genesis’ (single)
October 3 – ‘Genesis’ (vid episode 2)
November 10 – ‘For A New God’ (single)
November 14 – ‘For A New God’ (vid episode 3)
December 8 – ‘The Beginning’ (full-length ALBUM)
December 12 – ‘The Fortress Without Gates’ (vid episode 4)

Genus Ordinis Dei discography
The Beginning (LP) – 2023
Glare of Deliverance
(LP) – 2020
Great Olden Dynasty (LP) – 2017
The Middle (LP) – 2015

Genus Ordinis Dei lineup
Nick K (vox & guitars), Tommy Monticelli (guitars & orchestra), Nico Pedrali (drums)

Genus Ordinis Dei


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